As a USC fan, I can't remember too many days that surpassed the day that Matt Barkley announced he was coming back to USC for his senior season. I recall exactly where I was when I heard the announcement (pulling into my driveway with the door open and my family inside) and how I reacted (pumped my fist, yelled in pleasure and honked my horn). After years of deal with the unfair sanctions (if there is anyone out there who really thinks the NCAA treated USC fairly, I would love to hear the case), it was time for USC to Return to Glory and take their place at the top of the national polls.
Well, it hasn't quite worked out as I thought on that glorious day but I am still a huge fan of Matt Barkley. With Nick Foles' injury, Barkley moves to the #2 spot on the Eagles depth chart behind another USC alumnus Mark Sanchez. He played in 3 games last year but has yet to take a snap this year. That could change, hopefully in a blowout and not due to a Sanchez injury.
The good news with Barkley not elevating into super stardom is that his cards are pretty reasonable. Here are a few I have picked up over the last few months.